Spooked – Behind the Scenes!

Posted On March 22, 2010

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So this update is a behind the scenes look at the halloween update I just put up, called Spooked. I had a lot of fun making it and there seemed to be a couple of other people who might enjoy it, so I wanted to give you guys a little more info! Although it is time consuming and sims rarely cooperate, the end result was worth it.

Here is a group shot of all the sims that I dressed up. You can pretty much tell that I just changed their outfit and hairstyle, and for some of the girls, gave them makeup.

The first step was move a random townie into their own lot and use the motherload cheat to give them lots of money. Then I had them buy the Crypt O’Night Club. (If you are having your costume party on a residential lot, obviously this step is not needed.)

Next, I had the owner visit the lot, and from there I teleported in the sims that I wanted to use as guests. I decided 11 was managable enough, and made those sims selectable. From there it was just plain fun! The only downloaded costumes were Flora’s underwear and bunny ears, and Dawn’s corset and kitty ears. Everything else was in game! (Much thanks goes to the creators of Free Time, who really put in some wacky outfits!)

Then just snap your pictures, and even if you quit the lot without saving, since the outfits weren’t changed on the sims home lots, you don’t have to worry about loading up all their houses and changing their clothes back! Voila!

And so… just for fun… Here are some close up pics of my sims in their costumes… (hooray for pose boxes, lol!)

Here’s Dawn Gothier and Don Chung showing off. Dawn’s whole outfit was downloaded from MTS2. Don’s comes from OFB. They’re the absolute most fun sims I ever had.

Tyler Linkletter just always seemed like a clown to me, although lately the people he’s been seen with are anything but funny.  So I dressed him up in this totally random outfit from Free Time. Seriously, what were the creators thinking? Kimberly is dressed in a pretty base game dress I found all the back in the little catalog. I’ve never used those poor forgotten clothes, so I figured why not? Her hair is from the Sims 2 Store.

Next are my two favorites! And they can’t be any more different! Flora is wearing a teeny underwear set from MTS2. Her bunny ears can be found here.  I didn’t save most of the links otherwise I’d be giving them to you guys, sorry! Samantha Bradshaw is, of course, wearing the classic vampiress gown and hairstyle from Nightlife. Doesn’t it fit her perfectly?

You haven’t heard from Shannon and Sandy Todd for awhile, but I couldn’t resist putting them in the flamenco dancer costumes from Free Time. I think these ones are pretty cool, actually. And they both love dancing!

Finally I have these three goofballs. Tracey Mamuyac on the left is wearing a base game coconut bikini (I think its the same one Death’s hula girls wear. Morbid, I know.) And Ben Ryan has the sailor suit from Free Time. Sheesh. Jenna Heggler is wearing one of my favorites, the ridiculous fur coat from Glamour Life and the base game tiara.

Hope this helps, and Happy Halloween! (In March, lol!)



Posted On March 19, 2010

Filed under bradshaw, chung, engebretsen, gothier, halloween, todd

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October, Round 1 – Chung Household – { featuring Dawn Gothier (25) and Don Chung (26) }

Dawn Gothier lived with her boyfriend Don Chung on the fifth floor of the Martin Tower Lofts in Maple City.

She was the daughter of the wealthy and well liked Becca and Bruce Gothier, who were still away traveling in Takimizu.

“Does it look okay?” Dawn groaned, stepping out of her bedroom and into the hallway. She was dressed head to toe in knee high boots, fishnet stockings, tight short shorts, and a rather revealing corset. Perched upon her blonde hair was a set of kitty ears.

“You look hot, babe.” Don laughed. “And anyway, I’m not one to talk, seeing as I’m going to the party dressed as a knight.”

“I look like a whore.” Dawn rolled her eyes. “The owner of the club was always a pervy kind of guy.”

Just look at that face!

Dawn was a DJ, and she had been hired to work the Crypt O’Night Club’s annual halloween party, and the owner had provided her costume.

“I’m sure you won’t be the only one. I heard Flora Engebretsen is attending.” Don said.

“Oh good lord. My cousin doesn’t even know what the word ‘conservative’ is.” Dawn was related to Flora through her mother Becca, who’s brother was Clark Engebretsen, Flora’s father.

As the day turned to evening Don gave Dawn a quick kiss of encouragement, and the two headed out the door to catch a cab.

* * * *

Crypt O’Night Club was a vital part of any Maple City experience. Delightfully creepy and sinfully decorated, it was always popular with the downtown crowd.

Tonight was no different. Halloween was only one week away, and many clubbers jumped at the opportunity to dress as wild and wacky as possible.

There was Shannon and Sandy Todd, who had both showed up as flamenco dancers. Best friends Tracey Mamuyac and Jenna Heggler were dressed as a hula girl and aristocratic lady, respectively. The Linkletters had donned a clown and asian costume, and Ben Ryan danced around as a sailor. Best of all was Samantha Bradshaw, who wore a vampiress’ billowing gown and tiara.

But nobody stood out more than Flora Engebretsen, who, true to form, sported microscopic lingerie and bunny ears. (lol at Crumplebottom cameo! Poor Flora!)

Dawn took her spot at the DJ booth and blasted tunes across the dance floor. When Dawn was working, she was transported to another place. This was the life she had been dreaming of. Nothing compared to the pure fun and sheer joy of following ones heart.

The night wore on, and in addition to several hours of heavy dancing, several drinks had been consumed by the guests, who were beginning to raise the roof.

And there was nothing Dawn loved more than a good party, so she cranked up the volume and watched her friends (and one family member) make utter fools of themselves.

“Do you see what that Flora girl is wearing?” Sandy giggled to her husband. “She might as well go naked!”

“Oh yes, I see her. Honey.” Shannon added quickly, shrinking under his wife’s reproachful glare.

Flora could feel all eyes on her, and normally basked in all the attention. But she was beginning to feel uncomfortable.

“Do you think everyone is talking about me?” Flora asked the closest person, who happened to be Samantha.

“Oh, I don’t think so. I mean, who has any business judging anyone here? It’s not like you’re dressed that crazily.”

Flora thought of her face, drenched in bronzer, blush, glitter, and lipstick. And her chest, ready and willing to burst out of her top at any moment. Or maybe it was the six inch heels?

In any case, Flora quickly fled to the bathroom to throw some clothes on.

As the night began to wind down, Don finally caught up to Don, standing by the bar.

He crept up behind her and tickled her back. “BOO!”

Dawn lept several feet off the floor and let out a scream.

“Wow, I really spooked you there, huh?”

“You jerk!” she joked, slapping his armour.

“Happy Halloween, Dawn!” he smiled, giving her a big hug.

“Happy Halloween, Don.”

* * * *

So here’s a short fun update! I swear, the next week is going to be FULL of updates! I promise! Anywho, this has been in my head awhile and I am really excited to share it with you. I’ve always wanted to use the crazy outfits that came with freetime but never had the opportunity – until now!

Halloween came to mind because I’ve always wanted to incorporate holidays into my sims lives. One because I like the feeling of the passage of time, and two, they’re just plain fun!

thanks for reading.